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Old 01-03-2014, 05:27 PM   #1516
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The best way is to call the main reservation line and add any requests to your reservation. Also, it's best to not use room numbers when making requests. If you do and that room is not available, the room assigner doesn't know why you wanted that room number. It's best to request areas of the resort, or describe what you are looking for. Like close to lobby, close to elevator, upper floor/closer to Epcot, etc.
Oh I wasn't intending to do that. I wanted reference for when we arrive. Thanks!
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:48 AM   #1517
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I thought I had posted here but looking back I guess not! We'll be here Feb 15-20! Not terribly excited to be there in President's Day Week but my husband is attending a conference so no choice there

Love all the tips about requesting rooms and such. Very excited to stay atBWI! Has anyone else ever gone while your spouse attended a conference? I'll have our 4 yr old and 1.5 yr old to myself 3 of the mornings for 2-3 hours. I don't think I'm brave enough to wait in ride lines with them by myself but figured we'd just walk over to Epcot or HS every morning and hang out while waiting for him.

Oh also does anyone know if the pool is heated? My son only keeps talking about swimming there. I hope I can come through for him and there will be a semi-warm day!
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Old 01-04-2014, 03:05 PM   #1518
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Just booked our first stay at BWI for May 5-9 and we are so excited!
It's just me andDH this time around. Hard for me to believe but DH
actually chose the resort after watching the Disney planning DVD.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:56 PM   #1519
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Question does the standard room sofa pull out to a bed?

Just curious!!!
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:30 PM   #1520
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I have a few questions. I think I've pretty much decided on renting points for our trip next year and I'm torn between here and Wilderness Lodge. We stayed at Wilderness this past October-November and loved it but I'm wanting to try epcot resorts. I only have one concern. I'm nervous about the size and navigating the hallways. How long does it usually take to get to the room from the lobby or from getting drink refills? TIA
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Old 01-05-2014, 12:10 PM   #1521
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of course we've been booked for a while, but was hoping the kindly wdwkook could add:

4/27 - 5/7 BWV - DD & me
9/26 - 10/6 BWV - DH & me again (love how that works out)

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Old 01-05-2014, 04:46 PM   #1522
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My family is booked in a deluxe CL room from 11/1-11/8. I am trying to decide if I should request the 3rd or 4th floor. We were there for 1 night last year and were in room 4255. It was nice being on the same floor as the lounge, but we were right next to the main door, so it was a little noisy and the balcony is so small. I have heard that the balcony is larger on the 3rd floor. Does anyone have any pictures of the balcony on the 3rd floor deluxe rooms so I can compare?
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Old 01-05-2014, 04:56 PM   #1523
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My family is booked in a deluxe CL room from 11/1-11/8. I am trying to decide if I should request the 3rd or 4th floor. We were there for 1 night last year and were in room 4255. It was nice being on the same floor as the lounge, but we were right next to the main door, so it was a little noisy and the balcony is so small. I have heard that the balcony is larger on the 3rd floor. Does anyone have any pictures of the balcony on the 3rd floor deluxe rooms so I can compare?
I have pics, we stayed in a 3rd floor BWI Deluxe CL room in August. Give me a few minutes to upload them to Photobucket & then onto here. It was no problem being on a different floor than the luonge, there is a stairway which was right outside of our room to go up.
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:12 PM   #1524
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You can see the difference in balcony size from 3rd floor to 4th floor.
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So excited to check into BWI on Thursday! I will be sure to post lots of pics. Any questions or anything specific anyone would like to me look out for or find out about if I can while there? Checking out on Sunday the 12th.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:10 AM   #1526
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DancinDaisyDuck, I'm so ready for our trip (Jan 18-26), too! We're having subzero temps, like most of the Midwest, and I am ready for a little sun, tee shirts and shorts during the day instead of Uggs, a long down coat, hat scarf and gloves---oh, and long silk undies!

This will be our 3rd CL stay at BWI. We tried Poly CL last time (never again) and can't wait for our trip to begin.

I hope you enjoy the BWI as much as we do!
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:37 AM   #1527
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So excited to check into BWI on Thursday! I will be sure to post lots of pics. Any questions or anything specific anyone would like to me look out for or find out about if I can while there? Checking out on Sunday the 12th.
Enjoy your trip, if you get a chance could you post the campfire and movies?
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:15 AM   #1528
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TARAPA thank you for the balcony pix for BWI deluxe CL. I always see your posts around when people need Deluxe CL room info - thank you! You've stayed deluxe at BC and BWI I think - which would you prefer if doing it again & why? How did the room size compare between the 2 deluxe room categories? We're deciding between the 2 resorts & might want to splurge on deluxe CL if there's a room discount for our trip. Can I ask how much those rooms went for - did you have a discount?

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We're deciding between the 2 resorts & might want to splurge on deluxe CL if there's a room discount for our trip. Can I ask how much those rooms went for - did you have a discount?
I paid around $550 per night plus taxes and fees (another $80?) with a AAA discount in peak season.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:52 PM   #1530
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TARAPA thank you for the balcony pix for BWI deluxe CL. I always see your posts around when people need Deluxe CL room info - thank you! You've stayed deluxe at BC and BWI I think - which would you prefer if doing it again & why? How did the room size compare between the 2 deluxe room categories? We're deciding between the 2 resorts & might want to splurge on deluxe CL if there's a room discount for our trip. Can I ask how much those rooms went for - did you have a discount?

Thanks TaraPA!
Ahhhh such a hard question! If I HAD to pick, I'd choose BWI. I just love the atmosphere over there. Another plus is that the BWI CL lounge is very close to the Deluxe rooms, whereas at BC, none of the 6 deluxe rooms are close to the lounge, or even on the same floor. We were in 2557 which is over by the BC quiet pool and it was a hike to the lounge. That location was amazing though, we often had the quiet pool to ourselves, and we were literally a few steps away from Epcot.

As far as the room itself, both were great. The BC Deluxe room felt larger, but both were spacious. The balcony at BC was by far the largest I've ever seen, but each deluxe room at BC has a different balcony configuration.

As far as CL lounge, they were very similar. I'd choose BWI CL lounge, they seemed to have a better variety in food offerings than BC CL lounge. BWI lounge had a better view than BC.

The BC Deluxe CL room in peak (spring break) season was $536/nt including taxes. The BWI Deluxe CL room in August (not sure which season) was $494/nt including taxes. Both were booked with an AP room only discount.

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